Fox muzzles Sally Field

You can't know how gutless the network is unless you see the censored and uncensored videos. Watch.

By Joan Walsh
Published September 17, 2007 11:40PM (UTC)
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I fast-forwarded through Sally Field's Emmy acceptance speech last night because I was crushed "The Sopranos'" Edie Falco didn't win. Yes, bad news judgment on my part.

But I still can't believe how gutless Fox is, after seeing both the Fox version of the speech and the Canadian television version. Sure, Field goes on a bit long, and seems to invite the hook by forgetting her lines mid-speech. But Canadian television let her finish. And Fox didn't just cut her off for time; they went back to a shot of her walking off the stage to applause. Watch both versions, first from CTV:


Then from Fox:

Such cowards. Or maybe they're just doing their part in the president's incompetent war on terror: surveying the freedoms the terrorists hate us for, and getting rid of as many as they can!

Joan Walsh

Joan Walsh is the author of "What's the Matter With White People: Finding Our Way in the Next America."

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